A lot of us grew up being told it was better to give than to receive. That’s just not totally true. Here’s why. When you give and give and give without knowing how to joyfully receive you run out of something to give. Have you ever felt resentful about how much you give to so many people and how little you seem to get? I bet you have. See, learning to receive with great joy keeps the abundance of all that good stuff flowing into and out and into and out and into your experience. Giving is a powerful way to have more of the great experiences show up in your life IF you are good at receiving as well.
Now I’m not talking about the “gimme gimme free free” mindset where people can never get enough free stuff or are always running from one place to another looking for something free. That’s all about lack, poverty and not valuing yourself or others. What I’m talking about is knowing YOUR worth and valuing both what is given and received. When you accept gifts of all kinds, whether they be actual stuff, compliments, money or kindness you are agreeing with the flow of abundance and inviting more of that into your life and the life of all those you interact with.
Giving for most of us is easy, receiving maybe not so much. Think of being a good receiver like this; your arms and heart are always open and outstretched, embracing life and all it’s gifts with dance and song. Close your eyes for one minute and see you doing that, having that experience. Receiving is about having that experience right now, where you are, even if you don’t physically have it in your hand.
Recently on one of my radio shows I used examples of how I won a few drawings for items I wanted to experience. I didn’t need them, or try to pull them to me. I felt them mine, I experienced having them before my name was chosen. That’s the how of receiving. Give, yes.. give from you abundance.. Receive.. yes.. from the place of knowing that it’s already yours. Play around with this imagination game and let me know how it works for you. I love comments.
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